Rivals Camp Series: Takeaways from L.A.'s adizero combine
GLENDORA, Calif. - The fourth of 14 nationwide Rivals adizero Combine events took place Saturday at Citrus College outside of Los Angeles with about 1,500 athletes turning out to compete.
After all of the performances, several players earned a spot in Sunday’s Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series presented by adidas event. We run down many of the players who earned their way into the camp.
ROLAND-WALLACE JUMPS OUT EARLY
The first player of the day to earn an invite to Sunday’s camp was Palmdale (Calif.) Knight defensive back Christian Roland-Wallace, who jumped out early in drills and definitely looked the part. The 2019 prospect moved well in the shuttle and timed at 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Fresno State and Wyoming are showing interest but Roland-Wallace has not landed any offers yet.
BROTHERS PASS EYEBALL TEST
Two players that definitely passed the eyeball test early during the combine and impressed during the workout were actually brothers - 2019 wide receiver Darrell Hollawayne and 2021 quarterback Kajiya Hollawayne, who has impressive size for such a young player. Nevada is showing some early interest in the San Jacinto, Calif., standouts but both of their recruitments could be picking up after this weekend.
FAAMAFOE STANDS OUT
It was hard not to notice 2019 defensive end Dymente Faamafoe because the 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive end moved so well and was so intense through all of the stations. The Sandy (Utah) Alta recruit could definitely develop into a defensive tackle in college but with his athleticism and power, Faamafoe could be a special prospect. Idaho State has offered so far but Utah and Utah State are showing more interest. The Sandy Alta standout said Oregon State is his dream school.
FLORES IMPRESSES WITH SIZE, ATHLETICISM
One of the biggest human beings at the combine was Goleta (Calif.) Dos Pueblos offensive lineman Angel Flores, who moved surprisingly well for his size at 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds. He not only ran the 40-yard dash decently but he moved his feet well and looks like a tough, hard-nosed interior lineman. UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Washington and Washington State are among the schools interested in him.
FRANK LOOKS THE PART
Another prospect who absolutely looked the part and also looked like he could crack walnuts with his bare hands was Coronado, Calif., two-way lineman Cal Frank. At 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds, Frank looks like a physical specimen who could overpower anybody playing offensive tackle. It will be especially interesting to see him at defensive tackle during Sunday’s camp because of his size and toughness. Brown has offered so far with interest coming from Cal, Washington, San Diego State and Harvard.
Others who earned invites to Sunday’s camp are: 2021 defensive back Cyrus Moss from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman; 2020 offensive tackle Nicholas Martinez from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite; athlete Caleb Roberson from Upland, Calif.; 2022 athlete Zion Branch from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman; 2019 defensive end Alonzo Hall out of Reseda, Calif.; Culver City, Calif., defensive end Chuck Taylor; 2020 tight end Matt Lowe from Phelan (Calif.) Serrano; Chandler, Ariz., standout Avery Carrington; Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt athlete Dorien Mars; and Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines linebacker Dejon Pratt.